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File #: 232048    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2024 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/21/2024
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to property tax payment penalties and interest owed for the property at 2265 South Howell Avenue (14th Aldermanic District).
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
5/24/20240 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/20240 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass12:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video

Minutes note: Appearing: Sponsor Ald. Dimitrijevic Jeff Osterman LRB Jim Owczarski - City Clerk City Attorney - Evan Goyke Deputy City Treasurer Jim Klajbor City Attorney Spencer Coggs Ald. Bauman asked if the City Attorney considers this resolution legal and enforceable. Items #11 and #12, Files number 232049 and 240004 were read into the record, to be discuss concurrently. The question was asked if the Office of the City Attorney has provided an opinion as to the legality and enforceability for these files. City Attorney, Goyke said that although his office has not receive an official request for an opinion, he is willing to give a response to the council prior to the next common council. City Treasurer supports these legislations. It wasn't until 2017 that the computer system changed when treasurer's showed the discrepancy. Sponsor asked for flexibility to make any necessary changes to make language clear between now and the next council or to be presented at council. Proposed added language "this would not take effect until the 2024 Levy" City Attorney Goyke came back to the table to confirm that this legislation is legal and enforceable.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/16/20240 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available









Resolution relating to property tax payment penalties and interest owed for the property at 2265 South Howell Avenue (14th Aldermanic District).


This resolution provides the property at 2265 South Howell Ave. shall not be considered tax delinquent as a result of two months of underpayments (February and March, 2024) that are determined to be slight and inadvertent.


Whereas, 2265 S Howell LLC chose to pay the 2023 property taxes for the property located at 2265 South Howell Avenue using the monthly installment payment option; and


Whereas, While 2265 S Howell LLC paid the full and correct installment amount due on or before January 31, 2024, it inadvertently underpaid the February and March installments by $0.17 each month due to the fact that the January installment is less than the installments for February through July; and


Whereas, For the property at 2265 South Howell Avenue, the interest and penalties that accrued as of April as a result of the two-month underpayment of $0.34 is $535.23; and


Whereas, The Common Council finds that it is unreasonable to charge a property owner $535.23 in interest and penalties for a $0.34 error; now, therefore, be it


Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the property at 2265 South Howell Avenue shall not be considered tax-delinquent as a result of the shortfall in property tax installment payments for the months of February and March, 2024 and that the account shall be reinstated to the monthly installment plan; and, be it


Further Resolved, That the property owner, 2265 S Howell LLC, shall not be required to pay the interest and penalties that have accrued if $5,790.88 is paid by June 30, 2024.






City Treasurer

Jeff Osterman, Legislative Reference Bureau - technical correction